Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bubble People

Bubble People, June 2012
I may not feel confident enough in my writing abilities to lay the foundation for a classic children's story, but I do love to make up characters.  Sometimes when I doodle, the strangle little people that bubble up from my mind are surprising  even to me.

This group of little weirdos was conjured up during a staff meeting I was attending this summer.  I can only imagine the things that The Inappropriate Candy Cane would say.

On a somewhat related note, I have a friend who is a gifted writer.  She can bend and shape the written word with a grace that I envy.  Her prose flows with a readable ease that summons a wide range of emotions.  

Someday, when I see that cover illustration of mine peering out at me from the handsome bookstore display that I mentioned last week (it's probably a staff pick), I see her name on that cover too.  Earlier this fall, I proposed a creative writing assignment to her.  As an English teacher, she loves her some creative writing assignments, so she took me up on it. I asked her to work up some text for these goofy people.  We're not going to rush this process.  We're just going to take it slow, and see what happens.

Buuuuuut...here's to what I hope is a long and fruitful partnership.

1 comment:

  1. That's the nicest compliment I've received in a really long time. Thanks, pal. And I envy the fact that you have become a daily blogger. Im seriously jealous...and that same collection of characters is still sitting on my desk. I haven't forgotton about them.

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